Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Report: Chinese Develop Special "Kill Weapon" To Destroy U.S. Aircraft Carriers

From U.S. Naval Institute:

Advanced missile poses substantial new threat for U.S. Navy.

With tensions already rising due to the Chinese navy becoming more aggressive in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy seems to have yet another reason to be deeply concerned.

After years of conjecture, details have begun to emerge of a "kill weapon" developed by the Chinese to target and destroy U.S. aircraft carriers.

First posted on a Chinese blog viewed as credible by military analysts and then translated by the naval affairs blog Information Dissemination, a recent report provides a description of an anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) that can strike carriers and other U.S. vessels at a range of 2000km.

The range of the modified Dong Feng 21 missile is significant in that it covers the areas that are likely hot zones for future confrontations between U.S. and Chinese surface forces.

Read more ....

My Comment: This should not be a surprise. At least the Chinese are not like the Russians who are putting tactical nukes into their subs .... instead, the Chinese are exploring alternative non-nuclear methods. The post from Information Dissemination that first broke this story, and is a must read, is here.

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